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Just on a side note, anyone else get tired of the trolls/noobs in these threads, that compare nothing but stock clocks and say "6990 will CREAM the 590, 590 won't even be CLOSE" blah blah blah.

How the eff do you know? You can look at two numbers and determine that one's bigger than the other? I, for one, will wait for benchmarks to make my assessment.
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Sign me up for 2. My triple monitor setup is feeling a bit laggy when it sees those cards.
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LOL. That is not even REMOTELY true. In dual GPU cards, many components are shared and thus they have a lower TDP than two combined separate cards

Using that logic, the 6990 will have an even higher power draw because 6970 Crossfire uses more power than 580 SLI
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1488/18/

The link you posted somehow puts the 6970 at a higher power consumption than a 580. They also have a single 580 drawing less power than a 570 and even a 460?!...

here puts them at 207/240 respectively. nvidia states 244w, and recommends a 600w PSU, AMD doesn't state the specific draw but recommends a 550W PSU

Regardless of how much a 6970/6990 draws, 840MHz is an 8.8% OC over a stock 580 (772). Which would inherently raise the power consumption (you're OCing 2 cores, not one).

A dual GPU card is more efficient but it would need to be ~15% more efficient than single cards to drop it under 500W
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